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Life in Newark, New Jersey, in 1919

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

In 1920, Harry Dickinson's family was counted on the census in Newark, New Jersey. Not only do we have many photos of the family in order to remember them by, but we also have the 1919 diary of Harry's daughter, Emma Dickinson. She was 25 years old at the time and was caring for her family after her mother's untimely death, which occurred in 1913.

There were cattle grazing on the "Garden State Highway" (Parkway), and the troops were returning from World War I, with a heroes welcome, after the signing of the armistice in November, 1918. Emma was attending nursing school and traveling around the area, sharing most of her thoughts, feelings, plans and activities.

See what life was like, straight from Emma's authentic, unedited 1919 diary, given to me by cousin, Marge Quick, back the early 2000s. Copies are available for posterity's sake. Paperback or Kindle editions are highly recommended for anyone related to the family, but for those just interested in taking a peek into the past, without buying the book, now is your chance!

More interesting Dickinson family history can be found on the Dickinson page.


2 комментария

David Kellett
David Kellett
06 сент. 2020 г.

Noah Kellett was my great-grandfather... My grandfather was William H... a friend of mine did an extensive family tree in I can provide you with the lineage of Noah Kellett and at least point you towards other Kelletts in that tree. Noah's parents and grandparents had many children....

Genealogy Addict
Genealogy Addict
13 авг. 2022 г.
Ответ пользователю

So nice to hear from you, David. I thought I had replied to this but maybe it was on another post. Do you have any old Reynolds photos?


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